09/07/2018

Weekly News Recap #2

News about Microsoft and Google bidding for GitHub, a web-based development platform that allows it’s users to build software, manage projects, host and review code and so much more, have been circulating the web for a while now. Chris Wanstrath, GitHub founder, reportedly preferred to go with Microsoft’s bid due to his close relations with the CEO Satya Nadella. In the last few years,
16/07/2018

Weekly News Recap #3

In their latest move to develop more consumer hardware, Facebook poached a top Google chip developer, Shahriar Rabii, to help them build their very own silicon. Facebook is following the example of many tech giants that are bringing chip design in-house rather than relying on big-name suppliers like Intel and Qualcomm. The new chips will potentially replace Qualcomm’s own, currently used in Facebook’s
06/08/2018

Weekly News Recap #6

Back in May 2018 F8 conference, Facebook debuted their add-on mobile dating feature causing Match Group’s (Tinder and OkCupid) stock to plummet by more than 17 %. Presently Facebook began testing the new service internally with employees. Once you create a separate profile for dating, Facebook Dating will match your profile (similar to Tinder) with another person via a mutual "like". Once that happens you...
13/08/2018

Weekly News Recap #7

The former vice president of Mac hardware who has once left Apple in order to become Tesla’s chief engineer, has quit Tesla in June following a leave of absence and according to Apple returned to Cupertino to work on the companies secretive self-driving car “Project Titan” program. After Tesla failed to meet its initial first quarter goal for the Model 3, Elon Musk himself took over the responsibility for production from Field...